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Directed by D.W. Griffith
Produced by Biograph Company
Cinematography G.W. Bitzer
Starring George Nichols, Robert Harron, Florence La Badie, Kate Bruce
Distributed by The General Film Company
Release date June 29, 1911
Running time 11 min.
Country United States
Language Silent, English intertitles
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"Fighting Blood" is a short Western directed by D. W. Griffith. This film illustrates the work of 3 stars of Silent Hall of Fame - actress Florence La Badie, actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
"Fighting Blood" seems to be the film in which a 18 year old Robert Harron plays his first leading role.
A Civil War veteran has settled in Dakota with his family. Every day he organizes "military" drills for his army, consisting of a dozen children from teenagers to toddlers. One evening he has a fight with his oldest son Richard (Robert Harron) to make him stay home. Richard leaves nonetheless, and rides to the home of his girlfriend (Florence La Badie).
On the way back he notices that Indians are attacking neighboring farms. He rushes to warn his girlfriend's family, takes her to his home, and gallops to bring help chased by the enemy.
The veteran's military training comes handy as the whole population is mobilized for the home's defense. Will friendly troops, alerted by Richard, arrive in time?
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Robert Harron has a fight with George Nichols as Kate Bruce looks on in "Fighting Blood" (1911), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Robert Harron stands his ground with George Nichols as Kate Bruce looks on in "Fighting Blood" (1911), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Florence La Badie chats with Robert Harron as her mother observes carefully in "Fighting Blood" (1911), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Robert Harron says good-bye to Florence La Badie in "Fighting Blood" (1911), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Robert Harron and Florence La Badie run for their lives in "Fighting Blood" (1911), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
George Nichols mobilizes the troops in "Fighting Blood" (1911), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Robert Harron repeals enemy persecutors in "Fighting Blood" (1911), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Robert Harron is confronted by George Nichols in "Fighting Blood" (1911), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Robert Harron and George Nichols reconcile in "Fighting Blood" (1911), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Robert Harron and Florence La Badie
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